It’s Human Trafficking Awareness month. People with disabilities face unique risks—what you need to know

Alabama map, trafficking people with disabilities
Just like the intersection of North-South and East-West railroads together with the raw materials for steel turned Birmingham into the Magic City, the intersection of all these interstates together with vulnerable young people makes the city a hub for trafficking. Map from ian.macky.net

Human trafficking is a big issue in and around Birmingham. It’s an especially big issue for people with disabilities in our area. We reached out to Fowler Davis, LLC to find out about the problem and what all of us can do to help. Here’s what we learned.

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Know someone with a disability in Birmingham? Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services is here to help.

Telling stories at Arc Stories from a wheelchair
My sister Karon telling her spooky story at Arc Stories last week. Photo by Joel Bullock

After a couple recent surgeries, my sister needs a wheelchair to get around. When she learned about Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, she was overjoyed.

This state-run organization helps set children and adults with disabilities up for success. Whether someone is born with a disability or develops one later in life, ADRS helps them thrive. Keep reading to find out more.

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